Monkeys and other critters of Costa Rica

February 14, 2015 Valentines Day.  Wes topped at a place along the Costa Rican coast to do a monkey tour.  Glad we did, I got to feed the wild monkeys and one climbedintot he boat we were in an sat on my head while the boat guide fed it a banana.  Yes, I am obsessed with these little critters.  While on the boat, we also saw a 5 foot crocodile, which would have been kind of cool, but they are one of two predators /enemies of the monkeys.  The other is the black boa constrictor.  Don’t go near the water little monkeys!!  As we left there and drove back through Jaco, two macaws flew right over us.  I love Costa Rica!.  We are it to our destination of Junquillal Bay, which is about an hour from away from crossing the Nicaraguan border.  WE stayed 2 nights.  On the ride in we saw monkeys along the road and several other times while camping here.  The campground is right on the beach and was filled with some families tent camping.  At night, we saw 2 Mapache (raccoons) up by the bathrooms and on the way out, we saw more coatimundi and a couple of Agouti (they look like giant Guinea pigs).  Made it through the Nicaragua border in just under 2 hours, no help needed thank you.  Stayed in Esteli.  On to Honduras tomorrow.

wild monkeys in Costa Rica

wild monkeys in Costa Rica

Monkeys playin in the trees on our walk through the jungle-Junquillal Bay, Costa Rica

Monkeys playin in the trees on our walk through the jungle-Junquillal Bay, Costa Rica

watching the monkeys playing in the trees-Costa Rica

watching the monkeys playing in the trees-Costa Rica

these birds were really cool-Junquillal Bay, Costa Rica

these birds were really cool-Junquillal Bay, Costa Rica

Iguanas are everywhere

Iguanas are everywhere

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Junquillal Bay-Costa Rica

Junquillal Bay-Costa Rica

Junquillal Bay-Costa Rica

Junquillal Bay-Costa Rica

wild monkeys in Costa Rica

wild monkeys in Costa Rica

wild monkeys in Costa Rica

wild monkeys in Costa Rica

baby 5 ft crocodile  in Costa Rica

baby 5 ft crocodile in Costa Rica

long nosed bats  in Costa Rica

long nosed bats in Costa Rica

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